2008-01-24 / News

Dinner fund-raiser set for mission trip

A group of 21 volunteers from Emmanuel Church in Newport will return to New Orleans during the week of April 12 to work for Hands On New Orleans to help provide relief to those still struggling following Hurricane Katrina.

A spaghetti dinner fund-raiser to benefit the trip will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sardella's Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., in Newport.

Last April, Emmanuel Church sent sixteen volunteers to New Orleans to help the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana with their post- Katrina clean up effort. During that week volunteers cleaned the contents of six homes and gutted four more, saving the residents over $20,000 in cleanup costs.

Dinner includes salad, bread and butter, spaghetti with meat sauce and dessert (drinks not included). Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 847- 0675 or 662-7839.

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